More details about the upcoming:
7th Annual Menorial Ride and Walk.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
The Annual Memorial Ride and Walk brings New Yorkers together to remember pedestrians and cyclists killed in our city over the past year. This will mark the seventh year that this event has occurred. Riders will visit the site of each ghost bike, a white-painted memorial for cyclists, installed in the past year. Please help us show solidarity with the family and friends of those lost by joining us for this important event. Bring flowers and other items to honor those lost.
11:30 La Finca Del Sur Community Garden, S138th & Grand Concourse (4 or 5 to E138th St, Bronx)
11:30 Cross Bay Pkwy & Beach Channel Dr. (A to Beach 90 or Beach 98, Queens)
Staten Island Ride
12:00 Everything Goes Book Cafe, 208 Bay St (between Victory and Hannah, Staten Island)
12:30 Avenue T & 9th St. (D to 25th Ave. or N to Avenue U, Brooklyn)
4:00 Unnamed memorial, Union Ave. & S5th St., Brooklyn
The event is free and open to all.
Rain date: Sunday, March 25
Day-of updates: www.twitter.com/
Detailed ride schedule:
Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/179473128822259
More information: www.ghostbikes.org/new-york-city
Like us: www.facebook.com/NYCGhostBikes
Speaking of, here is an article from treehugger quantifying the number of cyclist deaths in America.
Two Per Cent of US Road Deaths Are Cyclists
By: Warren McLaren
Transportation / Bikes
February 24, 2012
630 “pedalcyclists” were killed in the USA during 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), who’ve just released the official data. Those cyclists made up two per cent of the total motor vehicle fatalities for the same period.
What the dry statistics don’t tell us is what percentage of the total number of American cycling public this number represents. And even bicycle advocacy groups like The League of American Bicyclists and Bikes Belong seem to have a hard time locking down such a figure. But Sustainable Energy Transition (SET) can at least advise that in 2009, sales of bicycles outstripped cars, with 2.55 million bikes sold, compared to 2.4 million cars and trucks.
Read more: here.